[LAU] Distorted sound

Brandon Hale bthaleproductions at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 23:03:18 CET 2020

Sir, I spent 8 dollars on that soundcard, and you called it "garbage". 
How dare you? It even has 3D stereo. Yes, you read that right. 3. D.

In reality though, the 3d stereo claims are just for marketing. The 
stereo image sounds normal.

On 12/14/20 4:42 PM, David Kastrup wrote:

> Brandon Hale <bthaleproductions at gmail.com> writes:
>> One last thing you can try, if the headphone jack still doesn't work
>> after a fresh install, is getting a cheap usb audio soundcard. It will
>> have less noise and give you a reliable dac in the future on
>> Linux. Here
>> <https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IRVQ0F8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1>
>> is one that I have personally used that has saved my life a number of
>> times.
> I'd be wary about the "3D stereo" thing.  My own "garbage for the win"
> sound card looks like this:
> Yes, those are 3.5mm connectors.  I think the line input is dead by now
> (but mic inputs can be misused well enough) and the soundcard mixer is
> such a mess that I haven't gotten the headphone output to work under
> Windows (but abusing the front 2.1 output by using a headphone in it
> works reasonably).  The latency is suboptimal and I think it cuts off
> around 15kHz.  Backside has an optical S/PDIF input and an output.
> Another option worth considering are handheld recorders: those tend to
> have a "soundcard mode" as well.  Unfortunately, with my Zoom H2
> recorder I haven't found a way to use recording (built-in mics or
> external) and playback (headphone or line output) at the same time
> without the input unconditionally also appearing at the output.
> Undesirable for the application I was considering it for (Jamulus).
> Possibly newer models fare better in that regard.
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